Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Scenes from the eyes of a two and a half year old and other stuff

First, before I get into my busy three days with Baby Boo, I've got great news...PJ at Seens From the Backs of My Eyelids has a GREAT and I mean GREAT blog giveaway going on. I so want to win!! Who doesn't need a $75.00 gift certificate to Amazon???
Some of you asked for my Slump recipe. I am queen of creating recipes and this is one of those that isn't written from a recipe but from my head so here goes...


2 large cans of sliced peaches - do not drain juice from can (or fresh peaches) in pear juice (you can use a combination of fruit)
1 1/4 cups of brown sugar
2 teaspoons (or less depending on how cinnamony you want it) of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup butter

Put all in large saucepan or heavy iron skillet. Simmer for 25 minutes....breathing in the aroma. Add 1 teaspoon of cornstarch to a bit of the mixture in a separate bowl. Stir until cornstarch is dissolved. Pour into slump mixture and stir. It should thicken up a bit.

Now for the dumplings...any pie crust recipe will do. But, add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and stir until dough is thick enough to roll out. Roll and then cut into small squares. Dunk one by one into the slump. Let simmer in juices for 30 minutes. Serve with ice cream!

Baby Boo and I have been "using our imaginations" the last few days. That means, basically showing her how to "betend". We made Sponge Bob and Patrick out of playdough which she creatively mixed all the colors together. We made a house out of blocks and of course, the block people all had voices too. (I am discovering that I may have a talent for voice over cartoon animation.) We made cookies and pizza and colored and took tons of pictures. But, for God sakes.....the girl has YET to be potty trained!!! I don't get it. She knows all the words to Sponge Bob. She knows a little of her ABC's but could care less that she smells like a septic tank. Reverse psychology didn't work. Even pointing out that she has two brand new packages of Dora and My Little Pony panties has not worked. Even as I type this, she is attempting to fashion coordinate what she is going to wear today. Mind you, it's going to have to "match" her pink princess pullups.

That's what's going on in my neck of the woods...what's going on in yours?


My name is PJ. said...

First of all, thanks so much for the mention. And you know what I think I would try with Baby Boo? I'd take her out of those snazzy pull ups and put her in some that are as close to diapers as possible. She's apparently enjoying the snazzy ones too much.

Sheryl said...

My neck of the woods isn't anything as fun as yours :) Enjoy !

Menopausal New Mom said...

Oh I hear ya on the potty training. My 3 1/2 year old is still in the princess pull ups! I'm being patient, or at least trying!

BTW, I have a couple of awards at my place for you, you have such a great blog, I couldn't resist passing them on to you!

Nezzy said...

I've finally given up the ghost and am winterizing the pool. I know, after several hard killing freezes you'd think I would get it but I am always hoping for just one more swim day. Oh, baby the water is cold so I'm letting go of summer. {SIGH}

Have a super day!!!

Saranne said...

My 2 1/2 year old granddaughter also could not have cared less about potty training...despite princess pullups, a princess potty, etc. etc. etc. My daughter finally made a chart....Emma got a sticker for each successful potty time....for each ten stickers, she got a prize. Worked like a charm! Good luck!

Joanna Jenkins said...

THANKS for the recipe!!!

I feel for you with the potty training. It's ben years since I worked with Godson on that and Oy!!!! what a challenge.

Hang in there.

Suz said...

Your recipe sounds wonderful. I'm going to try it.

No help on the potty training, I'm afraid. I think it happens when THEY decide it will happen. A control thing (no pun intended).

Anita said...

I know it's been a while, but what methods did you use to train your daugters and have you tried tem with Baby Boo? I kknow you hear this from a lot of people, but she'll get it. Hang in there. :)
The two of you seem to have a sweet relationship.

Jenjen @GottaLoveMom said...

Very busy mom :)
I've been busy with my crumbcatchers...
especially getting my 18yo transfer application to college, writing (of course) and caring for my sick little guy...
Do take care!

Ina in Alaska said...

I am not sure, but I think you may be an angel... Slump.... I think I died, went to Heaven, and met YOU!! Thank you so much... xoxoxo

Julie said...

Holy cow that sounds good.

Come and enter my blog giveaway!!!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

I stumbled onto your blog today and what a blessing. I love the time you are spending with Baby Boo and the wonderful fun you are having potty training. I have 7 grandkids and our latest potty training event has been our little grandson who turned 2 in April. He is doing great. He too loves SpongeBob. Patrick is his favorite. He knows all the words to the songs too. How fun is that? I even catch myself singing along every now and then.

I so love the recipes. I can't wait to give it a try. Thanks for sharing. I have signed up to follow your blog. I can't wait to see what you share next. Please stop over and say hi. I would be so honored to have you follow my blog as well. Country hugs, Sherry

ethelmaepotter! said...

Thanks for the recipe; sounds divine!
And, sorry, the lake is actually a small pond and it's NOT on my property. It's a couple of miles away, and the reflections in the water caught my eye as I drove by. But you can still come and bring that fishing pole.


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